Video: Garth Brooks fans queue in Cookstown for tickets

OVER 30 people are queueing outside Ticketmaster outlet Cookstown Property Services eager to get their hands on tickets for the Garth Brooks concert at Croke Park.

The tickets go on sale on Thursday (January 30) and first in the queue was Jolene from Draperstown followed by Sharon O’Neill from Ballinderry and Louise Hughes from Pomeroy.

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Jolene started queuing at 4:30pm on Tuesday while Louise and Sharon arrived at 6pm.

It has been a chilly overnight stay for the fans with temperatures dropping to around two or three degrees. And many have come equipped with hot water bottles and umbrellas ready to brave the rain expected later.

Also queuing are sisters Rebecca and Anna Farrell from Cookstown who know each of Garth Brooks’ songs.

“It’s cold sitting here,” said Rebecca. “But people have been great and they’ve been bringing us food.”

Cookstown women Cathy Hagan and Joy Murphy met in the queue.

“My rota worked out well because I’m off,” said Joy, who works at Fairfields.

Hoping to get their hands on tickets are Aoife Lagan and Aisling Conlon, both from Ballinderry.

“I’m doing this for my mum,” laughed Aisling.

Brian Jordan from CPS who is selling the tickets through Ticketmaster said the queue reminded him of the housing boom of 2006 when people queued for houses.

“We have had enquires from people for around six months, keen to know when the tickets go on sale,” he said.

Garth Brooks will take to the stage at Croke Park in July.